Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

Last summer, I left a Weezer show early because not only was it the absolute worst concert I have ever been to, but I thought to myself, if I wanted to see a middle-aged man have a midlife crisis, I could just go home and see my dad. A show mostly comprised of a bunch … More Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’

Let’s face it, Interpol hasn’t been the same band since their key founding member and bassist, Carlos Dengler, left the band in 2010. Since then, Interpol has released a couple of mediocre albums, including their atmospheric dark self-titled album in 2010 and the safe “returns-to-form” El Pintor in 2014. However, given the sound of their … More Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’

Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Bad Witch’ is a Strong Effort, But Not For an LP

It’s disappointing after releasing two excellent EPs (Not the Actual Events and Add Violence) that Nine Inch Nails’ frontman Trent Reznor leaves us with a thirty god damn minute “full length” album entitled Bad Witch (Halo 32) that feels more like another EP than an actual album. I have never been critical of Reznor really … More Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Bad Witch’ is a Strong Effort, But Not For an LP

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Unfold and Shine on ‘Sparkle Hard’

The fact that Stephen Malkmus has remained relevant than his 90’s contemporaries is pretty unbelievable. You would think an indie musician of such prominence and considered by some to be the Lou Reed of the 90’s, would eventually become irrelevant decades later. However, Malkmus has always been progressive with his music and has been active via … More Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Unfold and Shine on ‘Sparkle Hard’

Jack White Abolishes the Music Standards on ‘Boarding House Reach’

Let’s just get it out of the way. Jack White’s highly anticipated third solo studio album, “Boarding House Reach,” is bizarre. Very bizarre. This is far from what we all expected, right? He shedded his skin of traditional blues rock and developed a whole new layer of music that is mystifying and beyond the rules. This … More Jack White Abolishes the Music Standards on ‘Boarding House Reach’

The Breeders Show They Can Still Breed Solid Music With New Single

Legendary alternative rockers, the Breeders will release their fifth studio album, All Nerve, next week. This is their first release in nine years and unlike the Smashing Pumpkins, this is a true reunion album. It is the same lineup: Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson – who released the iconic Last Splash album in … More The Breeders Show They Can Still Breed Solid Music With New Single